Women's Fund in Georgia was registered at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Georgia on May 24, 2005. The Fund was set up by the Educational Cooperation and Development Center (ECDC), which has been working on local philanthropy development specific to women's issues since 1998.
ECDC's vision was to establish a locally based funding organization dedicated to sustaining the women's rights' movement in Georgia by mobilizing resources from both local and international donors. ECDC has been instrumental in promoting this vision of philanthropy in Georgia through several research projects about the development of local philanthropy, numerous publications concerning the theory and practice of philanthropy in Georgia and the ethical standards for businesses and charity. ECDC transformed from serving as an information resource for women's NGOs and local donors into taking active leadership in creating the mechanisms necessary to financially sustain the Georgian women's movement. To this end, in 2005 ECDC took its work to the next level by registering a new entity - the Women's Fund in Georgia.